FANDOM


A dealer at a Royale table

A dealer oversees a blackjack table at the Hotel Royale.

Senior staff poker game

Captain Picard deals to the senior staff of the Enterprise-D

A dealer was the person responsible for dealing playing cards during a game, and may be an employee of a casino.

A casino in the early-21st century novel Hotel Royale employed numerous croupiers. In 2365, the USS Enterprise-D encountered a planet, whose inhabitants had based themselves on the book. One of the dealers there oversaw a game of blackjack with Lieutenant Commander Data and a man named "Texas". (TNG: "The Royale")

Members of the senior staff of the Enterprise-D, as well as several junior officers and civilian waiters from Ten Forward, regularly played poker, a card game that requires a dealer. When Captain Picard joined the game in 2370, he was the dealer. (TNG: "Lower Decks", "All Good Things...")

In 2375, several holographic mobsters assumed control of Vic's lounge, Doctor Julian Bashir's holoprogram of a 20th century Las Vegas club. They immediately turned it into a casino, employing several dealers. When the senior staff of Deep Space 9 attempted to reclaim the casino for Vic, one of the dealers there was told by Frankie Eyes to give Kira Nerys several different cards after she busted in blackjack. (DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang")

The proper term for a dealer is a croupier, however the scripts for "The Royale" and "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" make a distinction between a croupier and a dealer, with the latter being the only term used in dialogue.

External linksEdit

Community content is available under CC-BY-NC unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+